Tsipras: Tusk’s proposal on refugee quotas is ‘unfortunate, untimely and unnecessary

The proposal by European Council President Donald Tusk to scrap mandatory quotas on relocating asylum seekers across the European Union is “unfortunate, untimely and unnecessary”, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in an interview [...]

EU VP Timmermans on dealing with migration crisis: Either an EU solution, or none at all

There will be no solution to the migration issue at all if European countries do not come up with one, European Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans said in the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday, [...]

Parliament opens the discussion of the 2018 draft state budget

The debate on the draft state budget for 2018 opened in Parliament on Monday with speeches by the rapporteurs of each party. The discussion will continue for two sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday and will then be adjourned on Wednesday night, [...]

ND calls on FM Kotzias to brief parliamentary committee on Erdogan’s visit

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) shadow foreign minister George Koumoutsakos on Monday asked that Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias brief parliament’s Defence and Foreign Affairs Committee on the results of the Turkish president’s [...]

Mitsotakis: ‘Climate change the biggest long-term threat to Greece’

Climate change needs to be moved up the hierarchy of political priorities in Greece since it represented the “biggest long-term threat facing the country”, main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis stressed on Sunday, [...]

EU-Turkey agreement is working, Commissioner Avramopoulos says after meeting Erdogan

European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos met on Friday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The meeting focused on migration and security matters. Avramopoulos said it was positive that the EU-Turkish agreement on migration [...]

Erdogan’s visit an opportunity for ‘bold steps forward,’ Tsipras say in Anadolu interview

The first visit by a Turkish president to Greece in decades was a chance for the two countries to “take bold steps forward,” Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in an exclusive interview with Anadolu news agency on Wednesday, [...]

Greek government will protect homes of working-class families from e-auctions, say ministers

The Greek government will keep its promise to spare the primary residence of working-class families from being auctioned off, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Thursday in statements after a meeting of SYRIZA’s political [...]

MEPs call for revision of EU’s Solidarity Fund rules to assist Greece with flood relief

Greek and foreign lawmakers at the European Parliament called on Wednesday for a revision of the rules for the activation of the EU’s Solidarity Fund to enable the European Commission to assist directly and effectively in the disaster [...]

PM Tsipras says gov’t followed all proper channels in S. Arabia arms deal

The Greek government followed all proper channels and verified that the man signing a controversial arms deal between Greece and Saudi Arabia was officially representing the Arab country, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in Parliament on Monday. The [...]